From the Syllabus
Why Must We Remember that Gender is Socially Constructed and Is Neither a Binary Nor a Biological Determination? This question launches our very first jigsaw reading. This question is quite loaded and shapes a fundamental way that we talk about gender in non-oppressive, inclusive, and socially conscious ways. We will do our very first jigsaw with this question.
We have two reading strategies for this class. Sometimes, we all read the same thing. We call that a communal assignment (like we did with the Audre Lorde reading assignment). At other times, we use a method called a Jigsaw. The jigsaw is a popular strategy for collaborative assignments. It means that the article/text that you read will be different from your colleagues and so, in turn, you need to educate your colleagues about what you have studied.
Whenever you do a jigsaw assignment, make sure that you choose the reading assignment that you like MOST. Please also expect that your colleagues in the room will read your writing!
You will see, given the years of publication for these readings, that these are not new ideas and yet our mainstream worlds seem to engage very little of these concepts. See syllabus for writing assignment.
Your Directions & Tasks
BEFORE YOU READ: Start with the vocabulary lesson at the bottom. This vocab lesson is not a quiz! You need to incorporate this language into your daily understandings, not pass a test.
NOW: Choose any ONE of these readings listed below. Click titles below and you will be directed to the specific article.
Instead of reading an article/chapter, you can watch a documentary instead.
You must watch the ENTIRE documentary. Here are your selections:
Please note that the reading/video list on this webpage will be continually updated. Feel free to make suggestions!